System Hardening is the process of securing a system’s configuration and settings to reduce IT vulnerability and the possibility of being compromised. This can be done by reducing the attack surface and attack vectors which attackers continuously try to exploit for purpose of malicious activity.
By creating a secure and compliant state for all IT systems and combining that with ongoing, context-based change control plus baseline management, Spypro Security Solutions ensures systems remain in a secure and compliant state at all times.
A hardened system is one that is fundamentally secure and rendered hack-proof. Hardening a device requires known security ‘vulnerabilities’ to be eliminated or mitigated. A ‘vulnerability’ is any weakness or flaw in software design, implementation, administration and configuration of a system, which provides a mechanism for an attacker to exploit. A secure, locked down configuration requires care to achieve a good balance between security and operational function.
Vulnerability management and maintaining a hardened build standard are inextricably linked to tight change control. Any configuration changes, be it a through patching or other system maintenance, may introduce vulnerabilities so visibility and control of changes is an essential security best practice.
Linux System Hardening is the act of enhancing the security of the system by introducing proactive measures.
Microsoft Windows Server Hardening is the process of enhancing server security through a variety of means which results in a much more secure server operating environment.
Router and Switch Hardening is the process of doing the ‘right’ things for the network security. The goal is to enhance the security level of infrastructure. There are many aspects to securing a system properly. Yet, the basics are similar for most operating systems.
Vmware Vsphere hardening is the process of securing a system, a service, or an entire infrastructure, by reducing the attack surface and minimizing the possible vulnerabilities.
SAN hardening is a collection of tools, techniques, and best practices to reduce vulnerability in technology applications, systems, infrastructure, firmware, and other areas.